Lynchburg Murder Suspect Turns Himself in to Police

Lynchburg, VA - A Lynchburg man turns himself in to police following a fight and homicide.

According to LPD, about 2:19 Sunday morning, the Lynchburg Police Department responded to a report of a fight between two males. The incident was on the 1000 block of 5th Street.

Lynchburg Fire and EMS transported the victim, Thomas Eugene Belford, 34, of Lynchburg to Lynchburg General Hospital. Belford died from the injuries.

About thirty minutes after police responded to the scene, the murder suspect, Shawn Lee Johnson, turned himself in to police at LPD headquarters on Court Street.

Johnson's charged with 2nd degree murder.